University of Virginia Capitals

We recently started work on our Capitals project for the University of Virginia. The University is restoring the Dome Room of Jefferson's Rotunda, and wants to accurately reproduce the original colonnade of Corinthian Composite Capitals.  The original Dome Room was destroyed in a catastrophic fire in 1895, and sadly most of the original documentation burned (The Rotunda was the University's library). Our only direct visual source material of the original capitals are some photographs from glass-plate negatives, enlargements of which you can see in the background.  There will be 40 capitals in total, and we will be machining them using our NX software and advanced manufacturing capability. But first, we need to design the prototype, and for that we got old-school and are working in clay.

We've got a lot of work to do!